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TB Manual Chapter 14: Transfer Notifications

TB Manual Chapter 14: Transfer Notifications provides notification information in the event a tuberculosis (TB) case, a contact, and/or a latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) case with initiated treatment moves to another TB Control Unit’s jurisdiction. Some patients receiving treatment for TB disease in the United States move from one jurisdiction to another before completing treatment. Notifying the receiving local and/or state jurisdiction of a patient’s impending arrival will prevent interrupted treatment and improve public health outcomes. In Ohio, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) TB Program is responsible to for coordination of transfer notification between states and other local jurisdictions within the state. An interjurisdictional TB notification system (IJN) has been set up by the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association (NTCA) to facilitate and standardize communication between states. For those cases transferring outside the United States, an International Tuberculosis Notification Form is completed through ODH and TBNet is used for patient tracking. If the patient is transferring to Mexico, CURE-TB is used.

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